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Charter 2015

 

Waimarama School Board of Trustees has recently reviewed and update the school charter. Careful planning and consideration has taken place to ensure focused learning and development continue to meet the needs of the Waimarama School community. Feedback is welcome.

 

Charter 2015

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Key Competencies in Action

At Waimarama School we will see:-

Thinking

  • Inquiry learning model used
  • Formative assessment practises used
  • Reflection
  • Question skills developed
  • Curiosity encouraged
  • Taking risks encouraged

Using language, symbols and texts

  • Literacy and Numeracy are at the core of what we do
  • Variety of opportunities and context provided to learn and practise skills
  • Formative assessment practises used
  • Striving for accuracy

Managing self

  • Perseverance when challenged
  • Strive for high standard of achievement
  • High standard of book work
  • Take responsibility for own actions
  • Care for resources and school environment
  • Tidy up after oneself
  • Joy of learning
  • Cleanliness
  • Time management

Managing self

  • Perseverance when challenged
  • Strive for high standard of achievement
  • High standard of book work
  • Take responsibility for own actions
  • Care for resources and school environment
  • Tidy up after oneself
  • Joy of learning
  • Cleanliness
  • Time management

Relating to others

  • Show respect and think about others
  • Converse confidently
  • Use good manners
  • Encourage others
  • Use maori phrases regularly

Participating and Contributing

  • Vision map for future EFS goals
  • Sharing of stories of life and background
  • Maori protocols are reinforced
  • House system with leadership roles
  • Duties – chooks, gardens, recycling

 

Big Ideas Explored through Inquiry Learning

Waimarama – Our Place

Social Studies

  • Understand that belonging to a group is important for people.
  • Understand how the past is important to people.
  • Understand that people have social, cultural and economic rights and responsibilities.

Learning Languages

  • Language and cultural knowledge

This theme encourages students to appreciate our environment and the people who live in it. What makes Waimarama special?

Diversity

Social Studies

  • Understand how the status of Maori as tangata whenua is significant for communities in New Zealand.

Learning Languages

  • Language and cultural knowledge

The Arts

  • Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts

This theme encourages students to learn about how and why people live and act they way they do.

How we Express Ourselves

Social Studies

  • Understand how cultural practises reflect and express people’s customs, traditions and values.

Learning Languages

  • Language and cultural knowledge

The Arts

  • Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts

This theme encourages students to express themselves in a wide variety of ways, and to value that expression in themselves and others.

Scientific Me

Science

  • Physical World – Physical inquiry & physics concepts
  • Material World – Properties and changes of Matter

This theme will help develop an understanding of Physical Phenomena – movement, forces, electricity & magnetism, light, sound, waves, and heat.

Enterprise & Innovation

Technology

  • Plan, develop and evaluate a technological outcome.

This theme encourages students to be entrepreneurial.

Enterprise & Innovation

Technology

  • Plan, develop and evaluate a technological outcome.

This theme encourages students to be entrepreneurial.

Sharing the Planet

Science

  • Living World- Life Processes, Ecology.
  • Planet Earth and Beyond- Earth, interacting and astronomical cycles.

Social Studies

  • Understand that people have different roles and responsibilities as part of their participation in groups.
  • Understand how places in New Zealand are significant for individuals and groups.

We are an Education for Sustainability school, where children learn to understand the impact we have on our environment.

 

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